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It means that your system os is corrupted or deleted

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hi goodner,

getting the error "operating system not found" means that the hard drive where the Operating System is installed (i.e. Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7), Cannot be found by you BIOS upon the boot sequence.

When you turn the PC/Laptop, you normal see a screen that flashes flashes with screen that displays the ff:

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The Primary master should have a value right next to it. If not, either the hard drive is faulty and needs replacement, cable is loose,

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